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Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program at St. Mary’s prepares students to manage software development projects from analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance to management of quality, budgets, deliverables and deadlines.

Computer information systems focuses on the relationships between companies and their information systems and making them run as smoothly as possible. Most companies have IT departments or experts on staff.

Students develop or deepen skills to analyze, design, implement and test stand-alone and embedded software systems. Two courses are taken from the Greehey School of Business.

  • Degree Plan

    Master of Science in Computer Information Systems students take 33 credit hours of course work and complete a project.

    Combined Degree Option

    St. Mary’s also offers a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems that can be completed in as little as five years. An intensive course of study, undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior year.

  • Computer Information Systems Courses

    Courses include:

    • Advanced Computer Networks
    • Advanced Software Engineering
    • Files and Database
    • Hardware and Operating Systems
    • Systems Analysis and Design

    See the catalog for a complete list of courses and descriptions:

  • Career Opportunities

    Typical employers include computer companies, research and development laboratories, educational organizations, entertainment industries, aerospace contractors, financial institutions, telecommunication sector, and government agencies.

    Computer information systems professionals work in jobs such as:

    • Analyst
    • Operations officer
    • Technical director
  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants should have taken programming classes including data structures and object-oriented programming.

    Prerequisites include computer programming skills, mathematical maturity and current, relevant technical knowledge.

    For specific admission requirements, see the catalog.

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